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District Attorney Victor C. Breen | New Mexico District Attorney's Office, New Mexico New Mexico District Attorney's Office, New Mexico

District Attorney

Victor C. Breen

New Mexico District Attorney's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 1, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30 caliber

Offender: Deceased

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District Attorney Breen was shot and killed in Tucumcari by a mental patient he had helped to convict in 1968. The patient had been released and assassinated District Attorney Breen as he walked to his car before going to work.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later and was sent to a state hospital. He was released from the hospital three years later and died in 1988.

District Attorney was assigned to the 10th Judicial District of New Mexico and had been with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters and parents.

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Your service is honored today, the 40th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 1, 2011


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